The US Drug Enforcement Agency announced this week that it would reach a decision in the first half of 2016 as to whether to downgrade marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance to Schedule II.
A Muslim civil rights group has filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Muslims who say they have been wrongfully added to government watch lists.
Melissa Boarts's family called police on Sunday hoping to get her into mental health treatment. Instead the officers shot her, saying she charged them with a weapon.
The US Supreme Court appears to be choosing cases carefully, in effort to avoid the appearance of being hamstrung by the vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia.
In a blow to conservative challengers of the current system for outlining legislative districts, the court ruled to keep the widely-used system states use to draw voting districts based on total population, rather than just eligible voters.
Barely a year after eight SFPD officers were fired for their part in an exchange of racist text messages, five more have been implicated doing the same thing.
Same-sex couples in Mississippi who are seeking to adopt will now finally be able to do so, thanks to a federal judge.
The Minneapolis prosecutor tried to differentiate the shooting death of Jamar Clark from other police shootings of black men that have ignited protests across the country.
Newark's police reforms are the latest chapter in a nationwide trend of federally mandated changes in response to civil rights complaints.
This latest round of commutations is part of President Obama's broader push to reframe the way law enforcement treats drug offenses.
The name Jack McCullough could soon be added to the growing list of exonerees after a prosecutor dug back into the initial investigation leading to his 2012 conviction for the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old girl.
A young Mississippi woman pleaded guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State militants Tuesday, just weeks after her fiancé pleaded guilty to similar charges.
The five-week operation targeted members of transnational gangs, though the majority of those arrested are US citizens.